The Huntingdon men’s basketball team started strong on Saturday but came up short in the final minutes.
The Hawks led for the first 35 minutes of the game before LaGrange took control for an 81-72 win. LaGrange outscored the Hawks 15-5 in the final four minutes.
“We had great effort, a great plan and great execution, until the final four or five minutes,” Huntingdon head coach Mike Pugh said. “But we made some crucial mistakes in the final minutes. We started turning the ball over and we went from having a five-point lead to being down by five in less than three minutes. You can’t turn the ball over like that against a good team and win.
“We need to build off of the way we played for the first 35 minutes and be able to finish stronger.”
A Huntingdon turnover and a Kyron Anderson layup gave LaGrange a 68-67 lead with 3:59 to play. The turnover was the first of three for the Hawks on five straight possessions.